A “surf shack” cabin for two brothers | WMR Arquitectos
Two brothers who love to surf purchased a hillside property overlooking the Pacific at Matanzas, one of many places to catch the waves along Chile’s central coastline. They asked WMR Arquitectos to design a small, low-cost cabin for the site.
The architects created a simple wood and glass box whose dimensions were determined by the sizes of standard building materials. Supported by a pier and post foundation, the cabin sits lightly on the hillside, avoiding the disruption and expense of a full excavated foundation.
The lower living level is one open space with an L-shaped eat-in kitchen at one end and a sitting area at the other. A steep wooden staircase along the back wall takes you up to the sleeping level, which can be either opened up or closed off with large sliding doors that partition off two bed alcoves. In total the cabin’s floor plan comes to 51.6 m2 (555 ft2).
Large windows on all sides bring in the beauty of the surroundings, and the bathroom in particular offers the best view from the toilet we’ve ever seen.
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